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Voodoo Ranger IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
638 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.

Added by zeff80 on 12-11-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,471
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
638
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
239
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of Okadamag
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of austinc94
3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lwillitz
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a crystal-clear body of gold; low visible carbonation

S - tropical fruit, pine, floral notes

T - grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, malt sweetness, piney finish; nice balance

M - medium body, medium carbonation

O - a pleasantly fruity and sweeter than average IPA

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Photo of twage04
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark gold with medium carbonation, long head retention. Aroma is of hops and booze and taste is much of the same. Some citrus and lots of fruit in the hops with a little sweetness and booze when you take your first sip. Not quite cloying but sweet none the less which isn't too surprising for the abv. Not much malt profile. Overall drinkable but far from the most impressive example of the style.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deets
2.65/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9/3/17....pours bright gold, 1/4 inch of white foam. Grainy malt nose. Subtle tropical fruit too. Fruity pale malt flavor. Blended. Bready filled. Light malty bitter. Smooth. Real tasty, that is more like it.

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Photo of Pretendeer
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a clear, honey-amber color with more than a finger of frothy, milk-white head and lacing that never dissipated. With its clarity you can really see the small bubbles ascending the glass. There's not much on the nose, primarily a sweet, crackery malt with some very subtle citrus. The taste opens malt-forward with a hint of caramel but the Mosaic and Amarillo hops provide a strong dose of bitterness at the finish. I noticed very little citrus. This ale has a fairly thick, chewy mouth feel with lively carbonation, and the 7% ABV doesn't distract. It's hard to tell the age of the bottle although it's within its "enjoy by" date. I didn't taste the advertised fruit. This may be a fine American IPA when fresh but it isn't comparable to the leaders of the style.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dctarga
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FrostyFlower
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickynicky
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evostudios12
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can (best before “14 Feb 2018”) poured into a plastic cup aboard United flight 5240 from Denver to Vancouver. Clear, effervescent gold with a fluffy head of white foam that leaves a frothy cap and coating lace. Stone and tropical fruit along, dank, woodsy notes on the nose. Juicy fruit flavors: apricot, Asian pear, tropical fruit, candied orange and grapefruit rind. Finishes with slightly dank pine resin and bitterness, though just not quite crisp enough - missing a bit more citrus (maybe the altitude?) Medium body and moderate carbonation. A nice, flavorful beer at 30,000 feet above the Rockies.

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Photo of Frankyshuteye
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
BB 12/3/17
L- pours a super clear dark gold, with a thin white creamy head, and great retention
S- pine and tropical fruit
T- Sweet amlt, candied mango, pine finish along with some more sweetness
F- medium-bodied, average carbonation
Overall an avg IPA, with above average sweetness

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hombo3
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NodakEric
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HTXcaballero
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Mosaic and Cascade hops reminded me of why I drifted away from IPA's many years ago. Just too grapefruity. If I wanted grapefruit flavor, I'd buy grapefruit juice and spike it with vodka. I thought I would try a few IPA's to see if my tastes had changed. Nope. And it irks me to no end that IPA's are SO trendy now. I am looking to start a trend in crisp pilsners or hearty amber ales, but it looks like I'm being out-voted. I am not going to rate it badly, though, because for the style, it's typical and better than average.

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Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 638 ratings
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